In today’s digital age, cybersecurity is crucial for any business. A single cyber-attack has the potential to bring down an entire business in the blink of an eye, resulting in significant financial losses and damaged reputations.

Recently, GoDaddy, one of the world’s largest web hosting companies, revealed that it had been the victim of a multi-year cyber attack.

What Happened In the Security Breach?

Based on our investigation, we believe these incidents are part of a multi-year campaign by a sophisticated threat actor group that, among other things, installed malware on our systems and obtained pieces of code related to some services within GoDaddy.

The company goes on to disclose that hackers were able to gain access to sensitive customer data, including email addresses, WordPress Admin passwords, sFTP and database credentials, and SSL private keys. Anyone knows that this type of information is the cornerstone for a business’ online presence, and if the information gets into the wrong hands, hackers can wreak havoc on their operations.

If you run a small business that relies on your website to generate leads and sales and you’ve spent years of hard work establishing your online presence, this shouldn’t sit well with you. The impact of a cyberattack can be devastating, and the road to recovery can be long and difficult.

What Are The Next Steps to Protect Your Business?

You may be wondering … What does this mean for your business? Could your website be the target of this cyberattack? Could you lose all of your customer data? What about your reputation? How can you ensure that this doesn’t happen to you?

The first thing you need to do is immediately change your passwords and billing information within GoDaddy. If these hackers are still weaved within their servers, you don’t want to keep exposing yourself to the threat. Be sure to use a strong password that you haven’t used anywhere before.

Next, you’ll want to go in and update your WordPress Admin password. Whether you manage your website yourself or have an agency that does it for you – these passwords are the first wall of defense for protecting against hackers. While you’re at it, be sure to ask about or explore added security measures for your website.

Now for the most important step – ensure that your website is hosted with a provider that takes cybersecurity seriously. You don’t want to take any chances with your business – it’s time to switch to a hosting provider that has a proven track record of protecting their customers’ data. Read as: GET YOUR BUSINESS OFF GODADDY!

How Can Queen Help?

At Queen Consulting and Technologies, we understand the importance of maintaining the security and privacy of client data. We take the recent GoDaddy breach very seriously, and we want to help you protect your business.

If you’re ready to learn more about our secure website hosting services and how we can help get you set up with a hosting provider that cares about your business, reach out today.

We’ve set up a dedicated team to help clients transition away from GoDaddy without losing the important parts of their business. To set up a time to speak with someone, fill out the form on this page:

Don’t wait until it’s too late – take action now to protect your business and ensure that you’re not the next victim of a cyber attack.